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. in some ways, senator rubio embodies the american dream. as the child of immigrants, he's uniquely positioned to speak to the aspirations of the middle class. unlike our rather easily distracted president, senator rubio has never had to pivot to jobs. he's kept a laser focus on job creation and the economy ever since he got here. so i've laid out the things the president needs to address if he's interested in working with republicans to get some good things done for the country in the days and months ahead. i sure hope he's listening. mr. president, i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the republican whip. mr. cornyn: mr. president, as president obama gets ready to deliver his state of the union address tonight, i'd like to remind the american people of what he said four years ago during his first speech to a joint session of congress. four years ago president obama said he did not believe in big government. since then he's given us four consecutive trillion-dollar deficits. he's nationalized our health care sector. and he's used federal agencies to impose draconian regulation
marco rubio, and throughout the night we'll hear from journalists and other members of congress. we'll also get your thoughts on the speech and some of the issues raised by the president. we'll take them by phone, twitter and facebook, and that's tonight on c-span, c-span radio and, of course, c-span.org. and we want to hear from you on our facebook page, we're asking you if you think state of the union addresses matter. weigh in with your opinion at facebook.com/c-span. and a preview of tonight's state of the union address now from the this morning's "washington journal." >> host: we now turn to two reporters to give us some insight into the state of the union speech tonight. anita kumar, white house correspondent for mcclatchy newspapers, welcome, also jonathan strong, congressional reporter from "roll call." good morning to you as well. >> guest: morning. >> host: how much do we know about what president obama plans to say tonight? do we have much of an indication? >> guest: we have some of an indication. i think he will return to talking about the economy. that's sort of what we
for your time this evening. on c-span. >> thank you. >> and senator marco rubio is delivering the response to the president's state of the union address. if you want to tune that in. you can tube that in on c-span right now. in a little later this evening, we're going to show you marco rubio's address in spanish. and that's just a little bit later as we continue to do interviews with members of congress here in statuary hall, just off the house floor. the president has finally made his way out of the chamber, and he is working his way back to the white house now. members of congress are joining us here in statuary hall. representative renee elmer is a republican of north carolina. representative, overall, what is it about the president's speech that you found compelling? >> well, i'll be honest and say that it really don't think he was focusing on the issues that greater america is concerned about today. we're concerned about the debt. he is not addressing the issue. he talked about plans for manufacturing, energy, but he notice laying out a plan how to pay for it. those are the issues ame
. .. >> no, i have not. i have heard senator rubio talk about immigration reform perhaps more than any republican these days. and i think he has it wrong. he keeps insisting that, okay, let's allow them to become legal here. but he is not really talking about a true path to citizenship. a i don't think that is the spirit of our constitution or country of having second-class citizens on a permanent basis in this country. we should have a path to citizenship and people need to learn english. we need to make sure that they have background checks and they get to the back of the line and et cetera. i think we can do it where it is fair and tough coming at the same time they have the hope of arriving there. >> what have you heard about the situation in the l.a. area with the ex-sheriff's deputy vmax yes, well it appears, thank god come, that they actually found the person that was terrorizing the southern california community. i don't know the exact result, i was in the chambers. it looks like they had him surrounded. they make sure that the least number of people suffered at the hands of th
the president's reference to burma. and senator rubio did a great job with the republican address. i hope the president will actually listen to some of the things senator rubio said, and i hope he'll come back to congress with some different ideas. we can get important things done in his second term. and if he's ready to come to the center, to the political center, we will. madam president, i yield the floor. the presiding officer: under the previous order, the leadership time is reserved. under the previous order, the senate shall be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to ten minutes each, with the republicans controlling the first 30 minutes and the majority controlling the second 30 minutes. the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: a senator: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from nebraska. a senator: madam president, i ask that the quorum call be set aside. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. johanns: madam president, i rise today to discuss changes needed at the e.p.a., the environmental protection agency, to r
menendez. but i us will wanted to acknowledge senator rubio's efforts last year to try to help us clear this bill for senate passage. but, unfortunately, like so many other bills, it was held up last year by the objection of one anonymous republican senator, even though both republicans and democrats supported it. what we said was, instead of having 100 senators vote on it, one senator stopped anybody from voting on it. but now is our opportunity to pass this. let's join together to make this important step to help trafficking victims and prevent human trafficking. you know, the united states remains a beacon of hope for so many who face human rights abuses. we see this every day, people want to come to our country to escape human rights abuses. and we know the young women and girls -- often just 11, 12, 13 years old -- are being bought and sold, and workers are being held and forced into labor against their will. it's bad enough when it happens in other countries. let's make sure it doesn't happen here. so i urge all nors senators to n passing the acts. people in this country and peopl
. [applause] >> i'm having a marco rubio moment. [laughter] >> thank you, senator. we have a wide variety of questions. i hope you're ready to cover the landscape. starting off with of course a topic import in washington right now, the country violence, gun violence. the president in his state of the union made an appeal to reduce violent pay what about reducing the amount of violence in movies and is 30 from so much shooting on the screen? >> that's a great question. as you pointed out in your remarks, one of the first things we did is we are gathered here a few blocks away at the white house. the president was giving up this morning citizens of word to a number of people. they worked very closely as you mentioned here we spent 30 years together work on everything from autism and childcare, so i was very honored as one of the authors and founding of the peace corps, which he served in the 60s. there were people in newtown, connecticut who saved. i represented newtown for 30 years. the night before december 14. i have a hard time talking about it. so i care about it deeply as you pointed
by the republican response from florida center marco rubio. and throughout the night we will have some journalists and other members of congress. and get your thoughts on the most important issues facing the nation. by phone, twitter and facebook. tuesday night on c-span. >> so she might expect given the breadth of products that we have, smart phones, tablets, televisions, computers, appliances, one of the areas that we're investing a lot is the multi-screen connectivity because we already see many consumers multitasking. you're on your couch watching tv but you're also texting on your phone or also looking at the internet on your tablet, something like that. so how do we link those devices to each other? how we also link them to the clout or link them to the internet? one very good example is the camera, we'll launch the camera last year. a camera now built-in with 4g can't activity. so you ca can take photos way to and instantly through the wireless network upload them to a website or to a social media service your sobering and wireless connectivity to a camera. so linking products like that, bl
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